Post # 1
So I recently had a change of heart about my centerpieces, and REALLY love the idea of using tall candlesticks, but as most of you probably know, most reception venues (including mine unfortunately) don’t allow tall candlesticks sigh* Anyone had this problem before and gotten around it? I was trying to think of a way to secure them somehow so it won’t be a fire hazard, or other ideas that give the same "feel" but might actually be allowed..ANY advice ideas or stories..GREATLY appreciated!
Post # 3
What about a hurricane case with a floating candle? You could put stones or flowers at the bottom and you would still have the height of a tall candle stick, but not the hazard!
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2020 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000
I used tall candlesticks and "pre burnt" them but didn’t have them lit for the ceremony. We also though about buying tiny little lights, burning the candles, and then sticking the lights inside of the hot wax and nestling them inside to make it look like the candles were burning (they would be deep down in the hollow) but not really. We didn’t end up doing it, so I’m not sure how it would look or if it would owrk, but I thought I would throw that out there just in case!
Post # 5
What if you used a bunch of votives? A cluster of them with the centerpiece would look really pretty and they are fairly cheap–compared to bigger candles.
Post # 6
Thanks avocado, I really like the "pre burnt" idea, the way would look all melty n pretty even if I can’t burn them!
curlysue- I thought about that, but I want them to be the main part of the centerpiece surrounded by mini bouquets, so they need to be tall..=/
I like the hurricane vase idea, it was my original idea! but the vases are sort of expensive!
Post # 7
You could do glass cylinders of varying heights and put a pillar candle in each one or if you really wanted to do candlesticks maybe put sand or stones or something inside to hold the pillar up.
You could buy a large glass cylinder/vase (flat on the bottom with straight sides all the way up) for each table and put a cluster of pillar candles inside. This would cut down on the cost of buying lots of glass if you have a lot of tables. http://www.jamaligarden.com/all/cID_70.asp
Maybe a lantern or two on each table?
Or you could get some really cool candleholders like these from Crate and Barrel, which I used at my wedding above the fireplace…
Edit: It’s not posting the last picture, but here’s the URL http://images.crateandbarrel.com/is/image/Crate/PixiePiperTealightsJB08?$share$
Post # 8
I am going to use candles at 1/2 of my tables to save on costs and am planning on using 3 pillar candles (varying heights of 8", 6" and 4"); I am just buying the glass cylinders at Save-on-Crafts. I think pillar candles will look more modern too if you are going for that look.
Post # 9
Check out your local Ross, Marshall’s, or TJMaxx for those hurricane vases. I saw some locally (in LA) for under $10 for huge vases!
Post # 10
If you like the hurricane vases and you live in the LA area, try looking at http://www.wholesaleflowersandsupplies.com
They are in the San Diego area and have very reasonable shipping. I got 15 24" cylinder vases from them for only $9.99 each. Everywhere else I looked was nearly double that for one vase! They shipped everything very nicely too so nothing broke.
You could also consider battery operated candles that flicker like real candles.
Post # 11
Here’s a couple different ways to go for an idea…
Mrs. Butterfly’s Centerpiece
You have height…and an extinguisher if it tips lol
Post # 12
I am in the same sitation with my venue, but I ended up buying LED taper candlestaicks. There are different websites where you can buy them online, I think I even saw some on ebay. I didn’t get mine online though because no one would ship to Canada so after an exhaustive search I found a store here that carried them. Might be something to look into if you still want tall candles. The ones I got look ok and they even flicker a bit as well.
Post # 13
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
Mrs.Green Tea once posted a great tutorial that I totally loved, I remember it when I read your post
DIY Thread LED Tealight Cover